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RATINGS: 1742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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English-style Old Ale. Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale -- it has been Great Divide’s winter seasonal each year since 1995. Hibernation’s massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time.

8.1% ABV through 2008
8.7% ABV in 2009

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peral2 (579) - - DEC 5, 2012
Flaska från systembolaget. Mångsidig öl för att vara "säsong-julöl" En hel del humle men även lite rå "red-ale" stil. Uppfriskande men ändå värmande, om den kombinationen nu går.


3.4
mieszal92 (368) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Smakuje fajna kwaskowata robusta, nugatem, pachnie solą? Trochę zbyt wodniste i trochę za mało ciała. Karmel. kopiko bez mleka. Śmieszne piwko, tym bardziej, że nie ma w składzie kawy...

3.8
Cybuch (522) - Muszyna, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
W aromacie bardzo fajnie kawowe, palone. Barwa bursztynowa, piana drobna, skapa. W smaku kawa, lekko kwasna, palonosc na srednim poziomie. Bardzo fajna cialo. Troszke za wysokie wysycenie. Swietna kawa, nie spodziewalem sie tego. Jest sztosik.

3.8
Moebbels (815) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Very dark copper color with minimal head. Sweet and malty nose with syrup, cookie, allspice and caramel aromas. Full and sweet flavor with a strong bitter aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Medium carbonation and rich but drinkable palate. Very nice and well balanced big beer.

2.9
Diabobale (538) - ITALY - SEP 1, 2017
Color marrone carico con riflessi dorati. Schiuma biancastra,cremosa e persistente. Al naso melassa e orzo bimbo, lieve ossidazione. In bocca melassa e lieve erbaceo. Corpo strutturato, vellutato e quasi mieloso. Amaro sul finale.

4.2
drmet (1007) - GERMANY - JUL 7, 2017
L: -pours a clear ruby red with a medium,foamy,sand-coloured head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -coffee,rye bread,pine,licorice,raisins,maple syrup T: -Follows the nose+plums+nutty+toasty -high bitterniss for the style F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: More along the lines of an American Brown Ale than an English Old Ale. Great Beer though.

3.7
Mister_Li (1528) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2017
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, etwas Karamell, Nüsse, Cola, würzig, leicht herb.

3.7
rami_pl (4206) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Hibernation Ale by Great Divide Brewing Company at Powiśle Dziwne, orzechowo-karmelowo-drewniano-slodkie. Dosc lepkie i pelne. Dosc ciezkie w odbiorze. Acz ewidentnie fajne

3.7
vbaudry (153) - - JUN 9, 2017
Dark amber orange robe. Nose of caramel and flowers, quite refined. No bubbles. Light body. Refined palate on caramel and malt and something else, can’t say what. Bit of bitterness on the finish. Both refined, complex and a bit shy, would have expected some more actute aromas/notes.

3.7
yoxik75 (161) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Piana drobna trwała, zdobi szklo. Kolor bursztyn wpadający w czerwien klarowny. Aromat, karmel, melanoidyny, suszone owoce, przyjemny. Smak Podobnie jest karmel, ciemne słody, melanoidyny, owoce suszone, wyraźne chmielenie. Piwo pełne nie słodkie, szorstkie z wysoką lekko piolunowa goryczką. Piwo złożone, smaki grają, Klasyk, Bardzo dobre.

3.8
tricksta_p (5017) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2017
Can from Beergium. Aroma is dark malt, surprisingly potent coffee, caramel, cocoa, dark bread, nut, some toffee, chocolate, with a slight hoppy touch. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Body is above medium. Rich with plenty of coffee and cocoa, tasty stuff.


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